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Release Date
November 2012

Expristion Date
December 1, 2014


François Cornud, MD
Diagnostic Radiologist
Hôpital Cochin
Paris, France



Equipment Requirements

PC: Windows XP/Vista/Win7, Pentium processor or faster, at least 1 GB RAM, Internet Explorer version 8 and 9, Mozilla FireFox version 15.

MAC: OS version 10.6/10.7/10/8, Intel processor or faster, at least 1 GB RAM, Safari version 5, FireFox version 15.




Prostate TRUS/MRI Fusion Biopsy:
A Promising Application

Recording of a live webinar presented on November 7, 2012

A certified one-hour prerecorded webinar on prostate biopsy using TRUS/MRI fusion
for radiologists and other healthcare professionals who treat patients with prostate disease.


Format: Archived Webinar
MD Credit:  1.0 AMA PRA Category 1
(Available for physician credit only)
RT Credit:   No ARRT credit available
Fee for Credit Certificate: $0

Click the ENROLL NOW icon to the left to register.

Course Overview
This program will provide learners with an overview of TRUS/MRI fusion technique and application of TRUS/MRI fusion for prostate biopsy.

Educational Objectives
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Describe the challenges of current prostate biopsy techniques
  • Explain how the fusion technique provides access to specific biopsy targets
  • Discuss advantages and any limitations of TRUS/MRI fusion biopsy, including elastic registration and increase in physician and patient confidence

Accreditation & Credit

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and the International Center for Postgraduate Medical Education.
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

How to Participate
There are no fees to participate in this activity.

  • Click the blue link. Complete the precourse evaluation and click SUBMIT.
  • Once the precourse evaluation is submitted, click on the blue link again to view the course.
  • Click on PLAYBACK. To view the streaming video, you may have to download the WebEx Player or Java.

Please note: The WebEx platform will play on desktop or laptop computers only. It will not play on mobile devices.

How to Recieve Credit

  • View the entire one-hour session. The question-and-answer period at the end of the lecture is not required to receive credit.
  • At the conclusion of the lecture, close the WebEx Player window. You will be redirected to the ICPME website.
  • From the COURSE HOME page, click the buttons for POSTTEST and for EVALUATION.
  • A passing grade of at least 75% is required to receive credit.  You may take the test up to three times.
  • Upon receipt of a passing grade, you will be able to print a credit certificate from your account.

Faculty Biography

François Cornud, MD
Diagnostic Radiologist
Hôpital Cochin
Paris, France

Dr. Cornud completed his medical studies, residency and fellowship at Xavier Bichat Medical University in Paris, France and since 1985 has been a consultant radiologist both there and at Henri Descartes Medical University, Paris.

Dr. Cornud is a clinical expert in the field of uroradiology and has authored 120 scientific publications – of which 23 focused on prostate imaging.  In addition, Dr. Cornud has contributed content to prostate specific sections of books including Clinical MRI: MRI of the Prostate Gland, F. Cornud and N. Papanicolaou, Springer publications.

He is a member of the Radiologic Society of North America and a fellow of the North American Society of Uroradiology and the European Society of Urogenital Radiology.

Disclosure Information
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) assesses conflict of interest with its instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of CME activities. All relevant conflicts of interest that are identified are thoroughly vetted by PIM for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies utilized in this activity, and patient care recommendations. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality CME activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

The faculty has reported the follwing financial relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

François Cornud, MD                No conflict to report

The following planners and managers have reported NO financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

Sharon Cancino
Laura Excell, ND, NP, MS, MA, LPC, NCC
Trace Hutchison, PharmD
Samantha Mattiucci, PharmD

Linda McLean, MS
Victoria Phoenix, BS
Lisa Schleelein, MEd
Patricia Staples, MSN, NP-C, CCRN

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. PIM, ICPME, and iCAD do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.  

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of PIM, ICPME, and iCAD. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.



For questions regarding this program, please contact ICPME:
Phone: 607-257-5860





Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.